In Memory of Bill Belleville

Beloved author and documentary filmmaker Bill Belleville, whose work explored and celebrated the natural world in Florida, has passed away. Belleville authored three books with University Press of Florida, beginning with Losing It All to Sprawl: How Progress Ate My Cracker Landscape, which chronicles how he came to rediscover and love his historic Cracker farmhouse … Continue reading In Memory of Bill Belleville

Word of South Festival 2015

Last weekend we brought UPF books to Tallahassee to participate in the first annual Word of South Festival of Literature and Music. Despite a formidable weather forecast, fairgoers braved the rain and browsed our selection of books on Florida history, culture, gardening, photography, art, food, and outdoor adventure. Thanks to everyone who came by and … Continue reading Word of South Festival 2015

Florida Book Award Winners

Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation's most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established in 2006 to celebrate the best Florida literature. The more than 200 submissions for the 2014 awards were selected by juries of three members. We are pleased to announce our six award-winning titles. . … Continue reading Florida Book Award Winners

November Review Roundup: Conservatives, Conservation, and Connection

Three themes unite the books within our roundup this month: conservatives, conservation, and connection. Yet the titles included vary widely from cookbooks to scholarly studies. We hope this range will help in your gift hunting endeavors! To top it off, all of the books below are discounted in our 2014 Holiday Sale. Apply code XM14 at … Continue reading November Review Roundup: Conservatives, Conservation, and Connection

The Peace of Blue

The Peace of Blue: Water Journeys Bill Belleville According to Carl Hiaasen, Bill Belleville “writes gorgeously and straight from the heart.” In The Peace of Blue, the documentarian and nature writer guides you on a lyrical journey to the natural places in Florida and the Caribbean that have been forged and shaped by water. He … Continue reading The Peace of Blue